St. Cloud State junior cornerback Jack Moro was named the NSIC defensive player of the week on Monday.
Moro had three interceptions in the Huskies’ 55-13 win over the University of Mary on Saturday. It was his second three-interception game of the season. Moro has seven on the season.
It was the second time Moro has received the defensive player of the week honors this season. Moro’s other three-interception game came against Wayne State on Sept. 22, which is when he also received the conference honor.
Moro is two picks shy of tying the SCSU single-season record of nine that is held by Bill Trewick (1970). Moro has 31 tackles, five pass break-ups, two tackles for a loss and one blocked kick this year.
Here’s the new AFCA D-II Football Poll. St. Cloud State received one vote this week, which was down from three last week. Four straight wins and the Huskies get fewer votes? The polls are weird as usual.
UMD is No. 7, Mankato is No. 9 and Sioux Falls is back in at No. 23. Here it is:
2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 15, 2012
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week Seven||Next Game|
|1.||Colorado St.-Pueblo (23)||7-0||742||2||D. Colorado School of Mines, 35-21||Oct. 20 vs. Black Hills St. (S.D.)|
|2.||Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (6)||7-0||718||3||D. St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 56-37||Oct. 20 vs. Livingstone (N.C.)|
|3.||New Haven (Conn.)||6-0||679||5||D. Bentley (Mass.), 17-13||Oct. 18 at Stonehill (Mass.)|
|4.||Bloomsburg (Pa.)||7-0||651||6||D. East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 48-27||Oct. 20 at Cheyney (Pa.)|
|5.||Northwest Missouri St. (1)||6-1||628||7||D. No. 1 Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 31-21||Oct. 20 at Missouri Southern St.|
|6.||Ashland (Ohio)||7-0||586||8||D. Walsh (Ohio), 30-0||Oct. 20 at Malone (Ohio)|
|7t.||Minnesota-Duluth||6-1||519||9||D. Minot St. (N.D.), 44-6||Oct. 20 vs. Bemidji St. (Minn.)|
|7t.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||5-1||519||1||Lost to No. 7 Northwest Missouri St., 31-21||Oct. 20 vs. No. 16 Missouri Western St.|
|9.||Minnesota St.-Mankato||7-0||514||10||D. Southwest Minnesota St., 34-31 2OT||Oct. 20 at Winona St. (Minn.)|
|10.||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||6-0||458||11||D. Arkansas-Monticello, 58-7||Oct. 20 vs. No. 25 Harding (Ark.)|
|11.||Henderson St. (Ark.)||7-0||438||12||D. No. 23 Harding (Ark.), 38-10||Oct. 20 vs. East Central (Okla.)|
|12.||Midwestern St. (Texas)||5-1||416||13||D. Angelo St. (Texas), 35-28||Oct. 20 at Abilene Christian (Texas)|
|13.||Shippensburg (Pa.)||7-0||384||16||D. Kutztown (Pa.), 73-35||Oct. 20 at West Chester (Pa.)|
|14.||California (Pa.)||6-1||347||15||D. Lock Haven (Pa.), 30-0||Oct. 20 at Gannon (Pa.)|
|15.||Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)||6-1||321||17||D. No. 18 Wayne St. (Mich.), 24-7||Oct. 20 at Hillsdale (Mich.)|
|16.||Missouri Western St.||6-1||311||4||Lost to Missouri Southern St., 31-30||Oct. 20 at No. 7t Pittsburg St. (Kan.)|
|17.||West Texas A&M||6-1||266||20||D. Abilene Christian (Texas), 36-0||Oct. 20 at Eastern New Mexico|
|18t.||Emporia St. (Kan.)||7-0||258||21||D. Lindenwood (Mo.), 13-0||Oct. 20 at Truman St. (Mo.)|
|18t.||Washburn (Kan.)||6-1||258||19||D. Truman St. (Mo.), 35-24||Oct. 20 at Lindenwood (Mo.)|
|20.||Indiana (Pa.)||6-1||197||22||D. Edinboro (Pa.), 26-10||Oct. 20 vs. Mercyhurst (Pa.)|
|21.||Miles (Ala.)||6-1||100||NR||D. Kentucky St., 45-0||Oct. 20 at Lane (Tenn.)|
|22.||Michigan Tech||5-1||87||NR||D. Northwood (Mich.), 28-21||Oct. 20 at Ferris St. (Mich.)|
|23.||Sioux Falls (S.D.)||6-1||69||NR||D. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), 31-23||Oct. 20 at Augustana (S.D.)|
|24.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||5-2||39||14||Lost to Northern Michigan, 38-10||Oct. 20 vs. Northwood (Mich.)|
|25.||Harding (Ark.)||5-1||31||23||Lost to No. 12 Henderson St. (Ark.), 38-10||Oct. 20 at No. 10 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)|
Dropped Out: Wayne St. (Mich.) (18), North Carolina-Pembroke (24), Shepherd (W.Va.) (25)
Others Receiving Votes: West Alabama, 29; New Mexico Highlands, 26; Wayne St. (Mich.), 23; Hillsdale (Mich.), 18; Indianapolis (Ind.), 18; Central Washington, 15; Charleston (W.Va.), 14; Tuskegee (Ala.), 14; Bentley (Mass.), 13; American International (Mass.), 11; Southern Arkansas, 7; Central Missouri, 6; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 6; Chadron St. (Neb.), 5; Mars Hill (N.C.), 4; Mercyhurst (Pa.), 3; North Carolina-Pembroke, 1; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 1.